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Black Rock [2013] [R] - 5.7.10



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Three women who were childhood friends return to their childhood playground, a deserted island. When they encounter three men hunting deer, the three women soon become the hunted. With Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth and Will Bouvier. Directed by Katie Aselton. [1:23]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss passionately in the dark; then the woman tries to pull away from the man as he is kissing her, the man slams the woman to the ground and puts himself on top of her, kissing passionately against her refusal; the man tries to thrust on top of the woman, she swings and hits the man, he punches and head-butts her and continues to thrust until the woman hits him in the head with a flashlight (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 We see two nude women in the forest; one of the women stands up and we see her bare breasts. Two women strip out of their wet clothes and huddle together for warmth; we see the nude profile of the women's buttocks when they stand up, and a portion of their shadowed breasts.
 A woman shouts at another woman, accusing her of having sex with the woman's former boyfriend (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman tells a man that another woman had performed oral sex on the man's older brother; the woman acts embarrassed and tells the man that she had performed manual stimulation on the man's older brother. Three women discuss how a woman they grew up with is now gay and two of the women agree that if they "had to" be gay, they would "make out" with her; one of the women then remarks that she would be okay with "smooching" but not having sex. A man tells a woman that he had heard that his brother had a crush on the woman previously. Two women joke about how a stand's sign says, "We've got crabs" and the women joke about how crabs are STIs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A woman jumps on top of a man on a beach and we see a bone sticking out of his leg (his leg is broken); they wrestle briefly, the woman stomps on the bloody bone, grabs a gun that is just out of the man's reach and shoots him, point-blank, as he begs for his life; a second woman runs onto the beach, the woman fires at a second man who fires back and both shots miss; the gunman corners the second woman and holds her at gunpoint until the other woman tackles him, breaking his gun against the ground; the man pulls out a knife, waves it around and shouts that the women had killed his friends and he is now going to kill them; the two women lunge at the man and one is stabbed in the leg (we see the bloody cut) as the second woman tackles him; the wounded woman gets up and we see the two women wrestling and hitting the man, one of the women claws the man in the eye (we see blood coming from his eye) and he throws her against a rock then pins the other woman and punches her repeatedly; the woman who had been thrown stabs the man in the back with a sharpened stick and he falls over, but gets up and slowly pulls out the bloody stick and uses it to stab the woman in the torso; the woman gets up as the man has the second woman pinned and she slits his throat and we hear him gasping for air as blood pours from his throat, he turns his head and appears to be dead; we later see one injured women with blood on her face and her nose broken and the second clutching her torso, covered in blood.
 A woman tries to grab her two friends as they belly-crawl to find a boat, the woman stands up and is immediately hit by a bullet in the head (we see blood spray from her head and her body crumbles to the ground) and the two other women leap into the water to escape the bullets whizzing past them and they escape unharmed.
 A woman tries to fight back against a man trying to rape her and she slaps him, he punches her and head butts her as she is on the ground and she takes a large flashlight and hits him in the head (he appears to be knocked unconscious); two women and two men hear the woman cry for help in the distance and come to her aid as we see the two men run to the man and the two women run to the woman; we hear the two men shouting at the unconscious man (his face has blood on it and he appears to be struggling to stay conscious), the two men then grow very angry with the three women and one grabs one of the women and beats her with the butt of his shotgun, and then knocks out a second woman who comes to her aid; we later see the three women wake up, tied together on a beach with their noses bloodied, lips split and blackened eyes.
 We hear a man shouting at another man to chase after women and we see one of the men fall down a hill and hear a snap (we later see him crying in pain, with a portion of his bloody leg bone sticking out of his bloody leg). Three women try to escape from two men holding large rifles and chasing them; we hear gunshots in the distance as the three women scatter and one of the men tells the other man that he is going to "hunt down" the women and then shouts angrily that he is going to kill the women. A man tells another man that he wants to "saw off" three women's heads; the other man tries to calm him down, saying that he had also wanted to kill them and the man then approaches the three women and shouts, "Are you ready to die?"
 A man punches a woman tied to a tree, he comes at her with a large knife and two other women escape their bonds; one tackles one of the men and the other throws sand in the second man's face; the women escape and the two men run behind them, holding large rifles.
 A woman shouts at another woman and confronts her about having a bad attitude, which quickly escalates into the women shouting at each other about one of the women having sex with the other woman's ex-boyfriend. A woman offers that another woman can punch her out of frustration.
 Two women cry and shiver in pain from swimming in frigid water and they strip down to nothing to warm themselves by huddling together; one of the women has a partial mental breakdown as she continues to repeat that two men will find them and kill them, the other woman slaps her four times to get her to stop crying and they both begin to slap each other; the non-crying woman then grabs the woman's face and calms her.
 Two women spy on an injured man lying on a beach, they discuss how they are going to kill him and one of the women hands the other a small pocket knife and instructs her to slit the man's throat and pull his jugular across his throat. Two women discuss how they have to stop allowing themselves to be hunted by two men, and instead they will kill the two men. Injured women find one another hiding, they hug and try to encourage one another after one of the women begins to cry while discussing how she had accidentally killed a man and they all begin to cry as they discuss two men who are hunting them. As three women scheme to get away from two men hunting them, one of the women offers that she can be the bait that would allow the two women to escape while the two men attacked her. A woman warns two other women that they would die if they were to try to swim in extremely cold water. A woman tells a man that a woman had not intended to kill another man, but she was defending herself from being raped. Two men tell two women that a man had saved their lives, after they were being attacked during a war; the two men imply that the two men and a group of other soldiers had been engaged in illegal activities overseas and were given dishonorable discharges. A woman shouts out loudly that she has cancer, and she tells two women that she has 4-6 months to live. The woman then tells the two women that she does not have cancer and then makes vague references to how people are "dying" and could be hit by busses. We hear a woman discussing with another woman how the woman had thrown up previously.
 A woman is startled by three men walking in the woods and she screams. A woman spits in a man's face, the spittle hits his face and we see it on his mouth and cheek.

PROFANITY 10 - About 112 F-words and its derivatives, 7 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (fat [anatomical term deleted], crazy, moron, stupid and overreacting, such a dork, class-a [expletive deleted]), 2 religious profanities, 30 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman drinks liquor from a bottle, and a woman offers three men liquor and we later see them all drinking (the woman drinks to inebriation).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, forgiveness, revenge, murder, dishonorable discharge, holding onto anger, regret.

MESSAGE - The bonds of friendship can be very strong.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P10 - MPAAR

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